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Old 11-09-2012, 11:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thank you Kari! So these places are specifically pet food providers? So you don't go to a butcher or store to get your meat? We have the Maple Lodge farm just up the street from us but I don't even shop there for us and I don't know how cost effective it would be to buy from there?

Anyhow, until I can convince hubby to raw feed I guess we'll have to stick to kibble.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Maple Lodge is a great place to get necks, backs and even chicken legs. I rarely purchase my meat from a butcher or grocery store.

I get my chickens legs from King Capon in Newmarket, I get my beef, goat, lamb from a slaughter house and everything else I get from My Best Friends Food in Oshawa.

I feed Raw for cheaper than I feed high end kibble. Not only is it more cost effective but it is way more healthier than kibble!
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Hmmm.... I must start working on hubby to switch over! lol

In the meantime I must start researching slaughter houses in our area!
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Bosley is on Orijen. The only complaint I have is that he is not interested in eating it unless I put something extra on it.

He would do really well on raw I know that, but my hubby is dead set against it. Bugger. I've yet to convince him.

He eats now, but only because I cook up some ground beef and chicken, mix in some brown rice and a dash of chicken broth (low-sodium) and mix it all in.

Not all the time... usually at dinner. I'm pretty sure I've created my own problems here but hey, atleast he's eating. He looks good again (not too ribby), his coat is shiny and he actually doesn't fart (only on occaision ). He gets raw meaty bones as treats as well as marrow bones. He's spoiled lol
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Yup, same here Valerie - half the time Duke sniffs at his kibble, eats a bit and walks away. I too have given him cooked chicken, beef and other leftovers. I think once they taste the "good stuff" they have a hard time understanding why we're serving them hard, tasteless little bits of dry stuff. lol

Once I set my mind to something I can be quite stubborn. I just have to get myself educated on this and comfortable with it... plus, to think of all the meat we've wasted and thrown away because it was freezer burned. That could've been a delicious meal for Duke! Mind you this was mostly before we had him but still! lol
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I agree either Acana or Orijin (if your dog(s) can tolerate it, every "body" is different) are excellent foods -I feed Acana & love it because Champion uses all fresh products (nothing frozen) to manufacture the kibble. Fromm is also a good food as the other member pointed out.

I also feed a raw diet in the morning & Acana as the evening meal - it might be a compromise to your hubby. Also, perhaps your husband might be O.K. with you trying a couple of chicken wings as a snack in the afternoon (and utilizing a bit less kibble at one of your two daily feedings)? It might be a way to transition.
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Is it more expensive to feed raw then kibble?


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I was wondering the same thing Dani. I'm not sure if I could convince hubby to switch though. I mentioned raw before & he just looked at me.
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Raw can be affordable IF you can find good meat sources. You have to do some research and ask around.

Pet store premade Raw is crazy expensive! Purchasing from a grocery store or butcher is doable if you stock up on meats that come on sale. Ask your local butcher for bulk pricing on cheaper meats such as Beef, pork or lamb hearts. They can get them in by the case. Also you can get your bone content from chicken carcases (backs) or necks.

Its all about sourcing out your meats. There are also Raw co-op's in the US more so that take and deliver orders once a month. These guys get the best pricing because so many people go in on an order to help keep the costs down. If you do join a co-op then you must invest in a freezer.
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I don't think raw would fly with my husband either but I AM the one who foods them so...


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